Scapegoat 07: Incarceration Issue Launch March 28
Join us Saturday March 28th at 2:00pm to celebrate Scapegoat 07: Incarceration Issue Launch at 60 Main Street. Scapegoat is a journal of architecture, landscape, and political economy that examines the relationship between capitalism and the built environment, the coercive and violent organization of space, the exploitation of labour and resources, and the unequal distributions of environmental risks and benefits. Scapegoat attends to both physical manifestations of and cultural and theoretical influences on design.
Editorial Board: Adrian Blackwell, Adam Bobbette, Seth Denizen, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Nasrin Himada, Jane Hutton, Marcin Kedzior, Chris Lee, Christie Pearson
Designer: Other Forms
Copy Editor: Jeffrey Maleck
Scapegoat 07 was edited by Nasrin Himada and Chris Lee
This issue of Scapegoat addresses the design and construction of spaces of punishment from an abolitionist perspective, insisting emphatically on the abolition of all forms of incarceration as a key component in the struggle against wider systems and practices of domination. This edition hopes to address some of the persistent questions of how to understand incarceration, and how and why to realize its annihilation. This issue was conceived to advance this discussion not only for architects, scholars, and activists, but also for prisoners, families, friends, and other allies. It was composed from a selection of open-call submissions and regrettably does not manage to cover the full spectrum of voices of those who are deeply and directly affected by incarceration, particularly the voices of women in prison. Despite these gaps, Scapegoat hopes that this is an issue that has something for everyone concerned. Prison abolition is a highly misunderstood and scandalizing proposition, and they hope that there are enough entry points here to contribute in some way to broadening the understanding of these issues, to cultivating alliances, and implementing tactics and strategies of transformative justice.
Please join us at 2:00pm on Saturday March 28 for the launch and celebration at BRIDGE’s Pop-Up Storefront at 60 Main Street. The afternoon will host presentations, a cash bar and a reception for students, faculty and the community.